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Disability Awareness Week

Disability Awareness Week 2016 will be held 27 November to 3 December, and includes the United Nations sanctioned International Day of People with Disability, held each year on 3 December. 

Events and activities will be held throughout the week to raise awareness about the importance of having welcoming and inclusive communities that facilitate citizenship, mutual support and a fair go for everyone.

Disability Awareness week event grants

Grants to support events and activities during Disability Awareness Week in 2016 are now available.

Non-government organisations, community groups and local governments can apply for $500 grants for community events that support and promote the importance of access and inclusion across Western Australia.

Organisations are encouraged to hold events with partners and to include people with disability in the development of events.

Applications close COB Friday 7 October. The application form and further details are available below.

Grant application form (PDF)
Grant application form (Word)

For more information phone 9426 9665 or email

Join us on social media

Our social media channels are a great way to keep in touch with what’s happening during Disability Awareness Week. Find out more on the Commission's Facebook,  Twitter and YouTube channels.